Sawyer Retreat w/ Fire Pit < 2 Mi to Beaches!

Property ID: 449465SawyerMIUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA


Breezy days on Lake Michigan and cozy evenings around the fire pit await at this cozy Sawyer vacation rental. The 2-bedroom, 1-bath cottage boasts a sunny interior and a private yard with plenty of outdoor seating. Travel just 4 miles to Warren Dunes State Park to swim, hike, or even go hang gliding, then wind down watching the sunset over the lake! With great local vintages at St. Julian Winery and thrilling nights at Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, your stay will be one for the books.


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Essentials
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Beachfront
  • Kitchen


Location Details

LAKE MICHIGAN: Cherry Beach (1.6 miles), Warren Dunes State Park (4.2 miles), Town Line Beach (5.3 miles), Weko Beach Park (7.3 miles), New Buffalo Beach & Boat Ramp (9.0 miles), Oselka's Snug Harbor Marina (9.0 miles), Grand Mere State Park (12.4 miles), Washington Beach Park (19.0 miles), Indiana Dunes National Park (33.1 miles)

OUTDOOR REC: Chikaming Country Club (3.3 miles), Warren Woods State Park (5.0 miles), Galien River Country Park (6.8 miles), Washington Park Zoo (18.8 miles)

DRINKS: Greenbush Brewing (2.4 miles), St. Julian Winery Tasting Room (4.6 miles), Journeyman Distillery (6.0 miles), Haymarket Brewing (6.8 miles), Round Barn Estate (11.3 miles)

ATTRACTIONS: Burnison Galleries (3.7 miles), The Acorn (6.1 miles), Vickers Theatre (6.1 miles), New Buffalo Railroad Museum (8.6 miles), Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo (9.7 miles), Hesston Steam Museum (9.9 miles)

AIRPORT: South Bend International Airport (30.2 miles)


11 reviews
  • Great location, OK property


    The location of this spot was great and the property management was easy to get in touch with. We loved the yard and the fire pit. But, I don't recommend this place for people with young kids. First there is no oven, so cooking is very difficult. Second, there are no doors to the bedrooms so it is very hard to make it quiet for the little kids while they sleep. The bed upstairs is extremely uncomfortable and the drain on the bathtub does not work so we couldn't give our young kids a bath - they are too young to shower so it was very tricky after a day at the beach. Additionally, I know measures have been taken to reduce bugs but there was a pretty bad ant problem. For the pricing of this house I would expect better amenities or at least clarity on what is provided.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sarah G.
    Published August 1, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Sarah, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
    We're glad you enjoyed the location, the yard and the fire pit!
    -While the oven is not listed as an amenity, we have since added a toaster oven (with air fryer) so hopefully that will help. We find our guests tend to enjoy the variety of nearby restaurants.
    -Yes, I can see how the absence of doors could be a challenge and I apologize for any inconvenience your family faced because of it. We have opted for a more open space given the cottage feel.
    -Regarding the bed, we stayed there the week before and found the same bed to be quite comfortable. I know each person's definition of comfort can be different!
    -I'm very sorry to hear you experienced some ant issues. Again, we stayed there the week prior and didn't notice any ants. We also stayed 2 weeks after you did and again noticed no insect issues. We've made sure to take precautions by adding some ant traps around the premises.
    Thank you for the feedback. We do take it seriously.

  • Beautiful hideaway in perfect location


    We had a fabulous time on our very quick trip. Home is tucked away in the trees and is full of skylights. Could see the stars from the skylights and even heard an owl. Made for a very dreamy, nature-inspired trip. Also, we were only a few minutes from Warren Dunes. My only complaint is that they key device was not working correctly, making it difficult for us to open the door a few times. Also, it was a little tricky figuring out the light switches, but we managed. Would definitely return!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amy M.
    Published July 5, 2023
  • Almost perfect!


    This place is beautiful. The property is tucked back a bit from a small rd. Nestled between trees, the skylights throughout the house make it feel like you are sleeping in the woods. The location is perfect too-only a few miles from Warren Dunes and multiple restaurants and antique shops. Our family had a really nice time.

    Published June 19, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you, Amy! We are so glad you enjoyed your time! We love the feel of the place, too."

  • Small but nice


    This home is a little nugget just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches. We enjoyed heading south for a little antique shopping and small downtown vibe and walks on the beach. Fall leaves off the beach are beautiful. Not crowded which is always a plus.

    Published October 14, 2022
  • Fun weekend trip.


    Overall we enjoyed the property. We really enjoyed the outdoor space and the location. It was a 10 minute drive to get where we wanted to go.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Greg J.
    Published September 8, 2022
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